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December 5, 2012
With the Christmas season
and all its gatherings just around
the corner, now is a good time to
get a flu vaccination, says a state
health official.
“National Influenza Vaccina-
tion Week is December 2-8 and
it’s a good reminder that getting
vaccinated is the single best way
to protect you and your loved ones
from the flu,” said Dr. Lon
Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist
for the Department of Health.
“Even healthy kids and adults
can get very sick from the flu and
its complications can lead to hos-
pitalization and even death.”
So far this flu season, South
Dakota has reported 97 labora-
tory-confirmed cases of flu and 16
flu-related hospitalizations,
Kightlinger noted that not every-
one who is sick seeks medical care
or gets tested so the actual num-
ber of cases is higher.
During the 2011-2012 season,
51.1 percent  of South Dakotans
over age 6 months were vacci-
nated against the flu, the highest
rate in the nation. “That’s good
news, but there are still too many
South Dakotans who don’t get
vaccinated,” said Kightlinger. 
Annual flu vaccination is rec-
ommended for everyone, but some
are at higher risk for complica-
tions – pregnant women, people
over 50 years and people with
chronic medical conditions.
Health-care workers and house-
hold contacts of high-risk popula-
tions such as those with young
infants should also be vaccinated.
Children are another high risk
group, accounting for significant
cases and hospitalizations each
year and helping spread flu in the
community. The department of-
fers free flu vaccine for kids from
six months to 18 years.
In addition to vaccination, to
prevent the spread of the flu:
•Wash your hands often with
soap and water or use alcohol-
based hand gel; 
•Cover your mouth when you
cough or sneeze;
•Don’t touch your eyes, nose or
mouth; and,
•Stay home if you're sick.
Learn more at
Prepare for a healthy
holiday with flu vaccination
Ryan Maher of Isabel an-
nounced  November 1 that he had
purchased Western Dakota In-
surance Agency from Western
Dakota Bank.  The business is
Frontier Insurance, LLC, doing
business as Western Dakota In-
surance. Although the name of
the insurance agency will not
change, the business will no
longer be affiliated with Western
Dakota Bank, which is owned by
John and Sue Templer of Palmer,
TX and managed by president
Butch Webb.
Maher said agent Max Ray-
mond will stay on and they will be
available to customers in the WDI
offices in the banks in Timber
Lake and Eagle Butte.  He said he
plans to open an office in Isabel in
the former barber shop in the
next few months.
Maher, who also owns
Sparky’s Bar and Grille in Isabel,
has been licensed to sell property,
casualty, life and health insur-
ance since 2011 and has been an
agent for Great Plains Life Insur-
ance Company of Pierre, a South
Dakota company, since August,
Maher said that as an inde-
pendent agency, Western Dakota
Insurance will continue to shop
around to  help customers find
the coverage that best meets their
individual needs.
Maher grew up on a ranch
south of Isabel and graduated
from Isabel High School in 1996.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in
accounting and business manage-
ment from Black Hills State Uni-
versity and a master’s degree in
Maher purchases Western Dakota Insurance
Courtesy of Timber Lake Topic
banking from the Colorado Grad-
uate School of Banking.  He has
worked for the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services,
the US Department of Agricul-
ture, and Farmers State Bank in
Faith.  He has owned Sparky’s for
the past eight years and has been
a state legislator for the past
seven years, presently serving
District 28 in the State Senate.
Cole Elshere...Send-off and supper was held Friday night, Nov.
30th at the VFW. Over 100 family and friends gathered to wish him
well at his first WNFR in Las Vegas. Cole thanked everyone for com-
ing and for their support. Photo by Loretta Passolt
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota
has granted the following wishes
to South Dakota children/teens
for October-November 2012:
Wish Trip to Walt Disney
World to Denalli (5), Faith
Wish Trip to Hawaii to Made-
laine (9), Sturgis.
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota
is a non-profit organization that
grants the wishes of children with
life-threatenng conditions to en-
rich the human experience with
hope, strength, and joy
State Oral Interp ... David Ruth and Drew Vance received Su-
perior ratings at the State Oral Interp contest in Yankton on Friday.
Courtesy photo
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Faith Community Health Center
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Office Hours 8:00 AM-5:00
PM – Monday–Friday
For appointments call:
605-967-2644 or
The South Dakota Century
Club is honored to have just re-
ceived an application for Dorothy
Antritter of Watertown, age 108,
which now makes her the oldest
resident in the Club!   After the
recent announcement of Beryl
Kapaun passing, who was the
Century Club’s oldest resident,
friends stepped forward and filed
an application form to induct
Dorothy into the Club.  
Dorothy, the daughter and last
surviving child of Charlie and
Louise (Pfefferle) Antritter, was
born November 25, 1904, in
Round Lake, Minnesota.
Dorothy’s father emigrated from
Germany in 1885 when he was 8;
her mother at the age of 5.
Dorothy remembers her family
singing German songs, some of
which Dorothy will still sing
when asked. 
For six years, the Antritter
Family lived in Moose Jaw,
Saskatchewan. Dorothy said that
she had to take 2nd and 3rd
grades twice because the U.S. ed-
ucation system was behind. But,
she also noted, that upon return
to the states, she skipped the
eighth grade! She says, “I never
took 8th grade!”
Dorothy was also on the Wa-
tertown Arrow Basketball Team
and when asked if she was good
she replies, “Well, I was the
tallest and wore a size 11 shoe!
They only played against classes
in their school, seniors against
juniors.” Which meant she played
against her sister, Ruby, who was
one year older and passed away
over a year ago at 108. Remem-
bering her school days, Dorothy
still recalls the high school she at-
tended being across the street
from where she resides today. 
Dorothy worked for Alan
Austin as a legal secretary for
many, many years and retired in
1967. In response to how well she
did her job, Dorothy responded, “I
was good! I was the highest paid
secretary in the office!  My pay-
check was $50/month.”  When
asked what she did, “I pounded
the typewriter just like any other
secretary, but I had to do short-
hand first.” She has never used a
computer but recalls the first
time she used an electric type-
writer - it scared her to death be-
cause it went so fast and jumped
right out at her.  Dorothy ex-
claims, “I walked to work, back
and forth from lunch and home
again, ten blocks one way! Do you
think anyone does that today?” 
Dorothy’s family was a very
close-knit unit. When a trip was
to be taken, they all went, Mom,
Dad, and all three kids. Some-
times they were even gone for
months at a time. She has trav-
eled to every state with the excep-
tion of Hawaii since she has never
flown in her lifetime. Looking off
into the distance, Dorothy said, “I
wish I could travel again. You see
a lot of things when you travel by
She recalls many occasions
where her dad would come home
one day and say, “I bought a
house!” or “I bought a car!”  She
speaks of her family very fondly.
Dorothy’s dad and brother de-
cided to build the very first house-
top Christmas decoration in
Watertown, which had reindeer
and as Dorothy says it, “Santee
Claus”. She said the people would
drive by car after car after car. 
Also in history, Dorothy recalls
the end of World War I. They
were living in Moosejaw, Sask-
atchewan and bells & whistles
started to blare out on the streets
signifying the war was over! Peo-
ple were chanting, “The war is
over! The war is over!”
With only a few remaining rel-
atives, she and Stanley Beal, her
younger cousin, at the age of 92,
who lives in Minnesota still corre-
spond by mail.
Nearing the end of this inter-
view in her room at Jenkins Liv-
ing Center, Dorothy looked up
and said, “Every morning, I wake
up and think ‘I’m still here!’
The Century Club is a creation
of the South Dakota Health Care
Association and has recognized
over 1,000 South Dakotans since
its beginning in 1997. Century
Club sponsors created the Club to
recognize both the contributions
and the years of these special in-
dividuals. The Century Club is as
its name states…a Club.  There-
fore, there may be older people in
the state that have not yet been
inducted by a family member or
loved one into the Century Club. 
The Century Club is open to
residents of South Dakota upon
the celebration of his or her 100th
birthday. There are no dues and
every inductee receives a spe-
cially designed certificate and
membership card signed by spon-
sors. Once a year, the current old-
est living Century Club Member
is recognized as the “Centenarian
of the Year.”  Submit names for
the Century Club by visiting
www.sdhca.org and downloading
a Century Club Application or
call LuAnn Severson, Century
Club Coordinator, at 1-800-952-
Century Club announces its oldest living South Dakotan
Cribbage Tournament
every Wednesday, 6 PM
Come join your friends and have
some fun
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Brookings, S.D. - The chance of
a colder than average winter for
much of northeastern South
Dakota increased last week, as
the Climate Prediction Center re-
leased its update to the winter
season outlook.
"This is change from the win-
ter outlook that has been forecast
up until this point," said Laura
Edwards, SDSU Extension Cli-
mate Field Specialist. "There
have been higher chances of
warmer than average tempera-
tures over the winter, but a shift
in climate patterns over the Pa-
cific Ocean have changed things
for us."
Edwards says the rest of the
state is projected to have equal
chances of above, below or near
normal temperatures for Decem-
ber, January and February.
She explains that climatolo-
gists look to the Pacific Ocean for
clues in what lies ahead for the
coming season. Now that El Niño
is no longer developing in the
tropical region of the Pacific
Ocean, climate forecasters are fo-
cusing their sights on the north-
ern Pacific Ocean.
"This is akin to looking up-
stream, to see what might be in-
fluencing atmospheric patterns
that could move towards the
northern Great Plains," Edwards
As far as precipitation goes,
Edwards says the winter months
have equal chances for wetter,
drier or near normal amounts of
"This does not necessarily
mean we will have an average
year for snowfall, but that the
probability is equal for all three
scenarios. Winter is our driest
time of year, so we don't expect a
drought buster from December
through February," said Ed-
wards. "South Dakota will need
an extended period of above aver-
age precipitation to recover from
the current drought."
This is reflected in the U.S.
Seasonal Drought Outlook, also
released last week.
"Previously, some improve-
ment was forecast through Janu-
ary for the northern tier counties
from Harding to Roberts," said
Dennis Todey, SDSU State Cli-
matologist. "Now, drought is pro-
jected to persist across the whole
state through at least February."
Todey and Edwards agree that
there is a fair amount of uncer-
tainty this year in the climate
model forecasts for the winter
months of December, January
and February.
"Without El Niño or La Niña
impacting us over the winter sea-
son, it is more challenging to
come up with a strong forecast,
and the models are struggling
with precipitation in particular,"
Todey said.
To learn more visit iGrow.org. 
Colder than average winter likely
for northeastern South Dakota
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Farmers State Bank is sponsoring a
Food Drive Nov. 26th – Dec. 10th.
All non-perishable items
will be donated to the
Community Action Team.
Donations can be dropped off in the front
lobby at Farmers State Bank, Main St., Faith
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis
Daugaard, U.S. Senators Tim
Johnson and John Thune, and
Congresswoman Kristi Noem
have joined Governors and Mem-
bers of Congress from upstream
states in opposing increased Mis-
souri River releases.
A joint letter from those offi-
cials, which was sent to President
Barack Obama and Assistant
Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen
Darcy, states that: ”Clearly, un-
lawful releases of additional
water from Missouri River reser-
voirs will only exacerbate the
drought-related losses already ex-
perienced by the communities,
tribes, and industries that rely on
water from the Missouri River.” A
copy of the letter is attached.
Downstream interests have
been asking the President and
Corps of Engineers to increase re-
leases from Fort Peck, Garrison,
and Oahe reservoirs on the Mis-
souri River to increase water lev-
els in the Mississippi River to aid
navigation. Flows in the Missis-
sippi are at historic lows due to
drought conditions in the basin. 
However, the Corps does not
have legal authority to release
Missouri River reservoir water
specifically to aid Mississippi
River navigation. 
The Government Accountabil-
ity Office has previously ruled the
Corps is not authorized by the
Flood Control Act of 1944 to oper-
ate reservoirs on the Missouri
River for the primary benefit of
navigation on the Mississippi
River.  In addition, the President
has the authority under the
Stafford Act to grant emergency
declarations to save lives and
property, but it does not grant the
President the authority to make
an emergency declaration for eco-
nomic assistance. 
The Corps controls flows from
the Missouri River reservoirs by
following the Master Manual,
which was revised in 2004.
Under the Master Manual, the
Corps is in the process of reducing
flows from the reservoirs due to
the drought in the Missouri River
Sr. Citizens Menu Sr. Citizens Menu
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
Wed., Dec. 5: French Dip
Sandwich, Potato Salad, Grape
Juice, Vanilla Ice Cream
Thur., Dec. 6: Turkey & Noo-
dles, Spinach, Fruity Slaw, Pears
Fri., Dec. 7: Pork Chop w/Cel-
ery Sauce, Baked Brown Rice,
Broccoli, Cranberry Sauce, Fruit
Mon. Dec. 10: Chili, Mari-
nated Veggie Salad, Cooked Ap-
Tue., Dec. 11:
Birthday/Christmas Dinner-
Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes,
Glazed Carrots, Cranberry
Crunch Salad, Cake
Wed., Dec. 12: Lasagna Rotini
Casserole, Peas, Lemon Perfec-
tion Salad, Pears
Thur., Dec. 13: Roast Pork,
Company Potatoes, Cooked Cab-
bage, Plums
Fri., Dec. 14: P o r c u p i n e
Meatballs w/Gravy, Mashed Pota-
toes, Green Beans, Peaches, Oat-
meal Blueberry Muffin
A Merry Prairie Christmas
Santa Claus made it to the In-
galls house in De Smet, Dakota
Territory, even if the train bear-
ing supplies did not. In The Long
Winter, Laura Ingalls Wilder de-
scribes how she and her family
faced the hard winter of 1880-81.
That Christmas, small striped
packages by each place at the
table contained Christmas candy.
There were presents, too. Laura,
her sister Carrie and Ma had
combined their money to pur-
chase a pair of blue suspenders
for Pa. Laura gave a cardboard
hair receiver to Ma and a roll of
knitted lace to her sister Mary.
She found the prettiest card she
had been given in Sunday school
and placed it in a frame for Car-
rie. Baby Grace tore the paper
from her gift to reveal a toy.
The two cans of oysters that Pa
had bought from the store were
combined with the last of the milk
the Ingalls’ cow gave to make a
Christmas dinner of oyster soup.
“‘Oh, what a lovely Christmas,’
Carrie sighed. Laura thought so
too. Whatever happened, they
could always have a merry
Christmas,” Ingalls wrote in The
Long Winter.
Christmas, whether one was a
pioneer in town, in the Army or a
homesteader, was observed on
the frontier, as evidenced in dif-
ferent writings about the day.
In A Frontier Army Christmas
compiled by Lori A. Cox-Paul and
Dr. James W. Wengert, 1st Sgt.
Ragnar Theodor Ling-Vannerus
of the Seventh Cavalry wrote of
his camp’s holiday preparations
at Pine Ridge in 1890: “Every tent
was decorated with firs and twigs,
and long garlands of evergreens
were stretched between the tents.
At each end of the picket lines,
sheaves were put up … In the
kitchens everybody was busy;
turkeys and geese were roasted or
grilled and filled with apples and
other delicacies, whole pigs were
hung on the broaches, pastries
and cakes were baked, and so on
… Eventually came the feast ea-
gerly longed-for, and mighty was
the drinking among high and low
… Along the walls there were low
seats covered with a mixed collec-
tion of skin rugs, in whose soft,
warm furs it was delightful to
rest, while speeches, toasts, and
songs made time unnoticeably go
by. There were also Christmas
gifts from near and far.”
In June 1909, 21-year-old Eliz-
abeth Corey came to South
Dakota to stake out a claim,
homestead the land and to teach
school. She filed claim to land 10
miles southwest of Pierre, along
the Bad River. The letters she
wrote to her family in Iowa from
1909 to 1919 are contained in the
State Archives of the South
Dakota State Historical Society at
the Cultural Heritage Center in
Pierre. The letters are the basis of
Bachelor Bess.
Corey wrote of her first Christ-
mas as a homesteader, “I have
three Xmas presents. Mrs. Stone
gave me a beauty of a button box.
Myrtle gave me a pretty Xmas
card and Speers gave me an
enameled quart cup … Xmas day
there was lots of company and
lots to do so I never had time to
get homesick. Just before supper
Howard hitched to the bobsleigh
and we went to take Ben Share
some Xmas goodies.”
All was not calm on Christmas
Day 1862 in Yankton, Dakota
Territory. According to Christmas
on the American Frontier 1800-
1900 by John E. Baur, a brawl
broke out between a supporter of
territorial legislator J.B.S Todd
and a backer of territorial Gover-
nor William Jayne. Todd’s sup-
porter threw in the towel and
Jayne’s defender broke the man’s
Politics and Christmas seldom
This moment in South Dakota
history is provided by the South
Dakota Historical Society Foun-
dation, the nonprofit fundraising
partner of the South Dakota State
Historical Society. Find us on the
web at www.sdhsf.org
Upstream officials oppose
increased Missouri River releases
8th grader, Shali Sheridan …takes the ball down the court
during the game against Newell. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Dec. 12th, The Fai th Mall
will be open late for your
hometown Christmas
shopping convenience
Santa will be in Vilas
4:30-6 PM
Sign up for the tv wi th DVD player
Vilas Pharmacy &
Healthcare Store
PH: 967-2123, Fai th, SD
10th Late
till 8 PM
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It’s beginning to feel a lot like
Christmas even tho’ it doesn’t
look much like it. We attended
the Christmas Get Together at
the Plainview Hall Sunday night.
The ladies had a small Christmas
tree set up near the stage and
decorations on all the tables. The
lighted tree brought back good
memories of past Plainview
School programs and residents
who are no longer with us. Noth-
ing makes me feel more like
Christmas than singing Christ-
mas carols in a dimly lit hall or
gymnasium with my friends and
neighbors. The sound of sleigh
bells and the happy HO-HO-HO
from the pseudo Santa in cowboy
boots just brings something spe-
cial to all who hear it. Country
school programs had Santa hand-
ing out presents and sacks of
candy. What wiggles, giggles and
excitement he brought to the stu-
dents. How many of us remember
a piece that we memorized for our
school or church Christmas pro-
gram? Grandmas, grandpas,
moms and dads beam as their lit-
Monday must have been “going
to town” day in our community.
Glenn, Margaret and Dan Fogel-
man were in Spearfish and Belle
Fourche getting some work done
on a pickup, OJ and Leah Heidler
were in Rapid City for shopping
and Spud and Bernice Lemmel
kept appointments in the Hills
that day.
Paul and Cheyenne Winkler
and family joined the Vig family
at JT and Kelsey's on Monday for
some cow work.
John Heidler took his trip to
Rapid on Tuesday to get repairs.
Wednesday, a great group of
workers gathered at the Opal
Community Church for a full day
of cleaning, painting, installing
new sanctuary lights and other
improvements inside and outside
the church.
Marlin Ingalls spent 3 days
this week helping daughter Deb-
bie Delbridge with some wind-
break work.  Marlin and Ethel
hosted the Thursday night Bible
Study at their home.
Thursday, Zona Vig did er-
rands for several in Sturgis and
Rapid City, as well as going to ap-
pointments. She also visited
Ernest Delbridge in Rapid City.
Spud and Bernice Lemmel, OJ
and Leah Heidler, Nathan, Justin
and Jason Ingalls and Shelby
Cammack were some of the
neighbors that attended the send-
off of Cole Elshere in Faith to
wish him well in his riding events
in Las Vegas, NV at the NFR.
Another South Dakota cowboy
who will represent our state well,
I am sure.  Best of luck to you,
Friday, Dwayne Vig and Lan-
dan Brink did chores for JT and
Kelsey Vig as they were busy in
Rapid City.  Little Miss Brixie
Rain Vig  was born that afternoon
and came to her home with her
parents on Saturday afternoon.
Congratulations to JT and Kelsey
and Grandparents Dwayne and
Zona and Rod and Mary Giesler.
Sunday afternoon Dwayne and
Zona and Hope Vig and Landan
stopped to visit the addition to the
Dan Fogelman helped on Fri-
day with working cattle at the
Capp Ranch.
Tracy and Justin Ingalls went
to Sturgis and Rapid City for
shopping on Saturday. Nathan
Ingalls also went shopping in
Rapid that day and Jason did
that on Sunday.  Must be getting
close to Christmas.
Sunday evening, Travis, Chan-
delle Brink and family stopped
out at the Dwayne Vig ranch to
help install a new TV antenna as
the old one was in the attic which
wouldn't work because of the new
steel roof.
Sunday morning, John, Car-
men, OJ and Leah Heidler and
Cody Lesmeister all went into
Faith to decorate for Christmas
for mom/grandma Dorothy Hei-
dler.  Mindy Heidler had dinner
fixed for everyone.
Christa Lemmel and children
came out to Spud and Bernice
Lemmels on Sunday for visiting
and a 4-H meeting.
Sunday after church dinner
guests at the Sam Cowles home
were the Casey Voss family,
Tammy and Dally Jensen and
Marty Vig.
tle ones do their part, whether it
be in a shy whisper, a booming
voice or go totally silent! Lunches
after the program contained
treats that were made only on
special occasions and Christmas
was IT! My Grandma Rose Howie
made divinty and fudge, Aunt
Nonabelle Ellefson made lefsa
and my mom made popcorn balls.
Bob and Sally Hlavka’s family
had mincemeat for Christmas.
After all the excitement, visiting
and food it was time to settle into
a cold car for the ride home. Can’t
you just feel the contentment and
love? Perhaps our big city friends
could use a little “country school”
Christmas feelin’?
About 30 people turned out for
the Christmas party at Plainview.
There was an excellent meal of
soups and salads. The gift ex-
change was a real delight with
the most “stolen” gifts being a
large pan of fudge, flashlights and
a nice tape measure.
Speaking of Christmas, the
Marcus Church candlelight serv-
ice will be at 4:30, Sunday, De-
cember 23rd and Faith will have
theirs at 7:00 P.M. that night.
Dennis Ellefson was taken by
ambulance to the Rapid City hos-
pital this past week. Annelle said
he sounded much better but will
be spending some time there.
Allen Waterland was in
Spearfish Sunday visiting his
new grandson, Roald Dykstra and
parents. (We all know when you
have grandkids visiting the par-
ents loses importance, it’s the kid
that’s fun!)
Eric and Chasity Martin and
kids visited family in the south-
west over Thanksgiving. When I
asked 4 year old Raney if she
liked the Grand Canyon she told
me NO! She said it scared her.
Harold and I attended the auc-
tion sale for Marie Hansen in
Philip on Sunday. Marie is Bob
Hansen’s mother so, of course,
Bob and Lavonne and Angie, Hai-
ley and Walt Halso were there.
We also saw Val Hlavka, Char-
magne Lightfield, and Jim and
Vonnie O’Dea.
Lacey and Quirt Wondercheck
and I were in Rapid City Friday
for Lacey’s check up.
Before coming home, Harold
and I spent time visiting my dad,
Irvin at the Philip Nursing Home.
I have forgotten to mention
that everyone you talk to dis-
cusses the number of skunks
they’ve seen this fall. One of our
neighbors is rumored to have 79
skunk notches on his rifle. We
have also heard that a town south
of us has removed 205 skunks
from their city limits. Why the
large increase in skunks?  Some
have suggested it’s due to the lack
of moisture so the culverts and
creeks have not flooded them out.
I’ve also heard that the mild win-
ter last year would allow them to
have two litters of kits instead of
the usual one. Whatever the
cause the entire situation can
stink to high heaven!
Got any news call Harold at
985-5318 or e mail vickywater-
Happy 50th Birthday
Fred &
Love, Amy,
Andrea, & Anita
& families
Festival of Trees ... had some beautiful trees and wreaths on
display in the former Frontier Room. The trees and wreaths were auc-
tioned off Monday night, Dec. 3rd, with proceeds going to a local or-
ganization. A wine and cheese tasting was held in conjunction with
the auction. Photos by Loretta Passolt
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Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Faith News By Loretta Passolt
We had cool temperatures all
last week until the weekend. De-
cember came in Saturday with a
beautiful day, temps around 50
and Sunday we reached 60. We
had some strong wind move
through early Monday morning
bringing some showers with it.
The wind continued, though not
as strong, throughout the day,
but not the moisture. The temper-
atures are to remain on the
warmer side until Friday.
I had a nice visit with Bernice
Lee on the phone last week. She
was calling to renew her subscrip-
tions. She said she is doing fine
but misses all her friends in
The Juel Afdahl family, Geor-
gia Stocklin, Megan O’Toole,
McCoy and Rhen came to visit
relatives the weekend of Thanks-
giving. Annelle said that their
granddaughter Halli Stocklin is
playing basketball for Gillette
There are several folks from
our area who are in the Rapid
City Regional Hospital. Best
wishes to Dennis Ellefson, Jim
Selby Sr, Jay Springman and
Merle Weyer.
Sgt. 1st Class Jack Hahne was
one of four soldiers of the South
Dakota Army National Guard's
1978th Contingency Contracting
Team activated for duty last week
at Camp Rapid. The four will de-
ploy for a nine-month tour to
Afghanistan in support of Opera-
tion Enduring Freedom. The
1978th has a mission to plan for
and coordinate all contracting
functions at a brigade or combat
team level. The unit will be re-
sponsible for assisting with the
development and administration
of contracting support plans, pol-
icy and appendices in support of
operational, contingency, and de-
liberate plans associated within
an area of responsibility. The unit
will report to Camp Shelby, Miss.,
for several weeks of theater-spe-
cific training prior to deployment
There was a nice turnout Fri-
day night for the potluck supper
and send-off for Cole Elshere. The
VFW was filled with family and
friends of Cole’s wishing him well
at the NFR in Las Vegas. The
rodeos will be shown on GAC, at
8:00 each night, beginning this
Thursday. We’ll all be glued to
our tv sets watching and cheering
for him. I’m sure this will be the
first of many trips to the NFR for
Remember, the Food Drive
being sponsored by Farmers
State Bank. It runs through De-
cember 10th. All non-perishable
items may be dropped off at the
bank. These items will be donated
to the Faith Community Action
I understand around 150 Long-
horns supporters were served at
the spaghetti supper for the Long-
horns PALS Night Saturday
night. Following the supper they
went to the gym and played a cou-
ple games of scrimmage.
Congratulations to David Ruth
and Drew Vance, and Coach
Patty Storm, on receiving Supe-
rior ratings on their presenta-
tions in the State Oral Interp
contest at Yankton on Friday.
Congrats also to the 8th grade
girls on bringing home second
place from the Dupree Knights of
Columbus Tournament on Satur-
day. They will be playing at Eagle
Butte next Tuesday, 11th, at 5:00.
The Lady Longhorns will be
traveling to Tiospaye Topa for
their season opener this Thurs-
day night. The games begin at
The Longhorns will be travel-
ing to Takini this Friday night for
their first game of the season.
Game time is also 6:00. Good luck
to all.
The boys and girls will be hav-
ing a double-header here with
Kadoka this Saturday. The girls
will play at 3:00, followed by the
boys at 4:30. The girls will also be
playing at New Underwood next
Tuesday night, at 6:00.
The last week of November felt
more like September. December
came in like a lamb with temper-
atures in the low 60s. It was a
good week for travel. Sharon Kef-
feler and Joy Smiley shared their
time together last week by taking
a mother/daughter bus trip to
Branson, Missouri. They took in
several great Christmas shows
and enjoyed the vacation where
all arrangements were taken care
of. They returned about mid
Ronnie Opstedahl has re-
turned home after spending a few
weeks in the hospital after his
stroke. He was actually able to
walk out of the hospital with a
cane and he is able to speak quite
well. A big thank you goes out to
those who prayed for him. Also,
the fundraiser held in Wall for
Karen Delbridge was a great suc-
cess. Many thanks to all who
have been supporting Harold and
Karen in so many ways.
The Community Baptist
Church in Union Center was
adorned in lights and Christmas
decor after church on Sunday.
Several of those who attended
potluck dinner stayed to help put
up trees, lights, and nativity
The Faith high school girls and
boys basketball teams hosted a
spaghetti supper and auction as a
fundraiser on Saturday night. Af-
terward, the teams split evenly
into two teams and played each
other while dinner guests
watched. The girls played each
other for two quarters followed by
the boys. The girls play their first
game this Thursday night with
Tiospaye Top at 6:00 there. On
Friday night, the boys play Takini
there at 6:00 pm. On Saturday,
there is a double header with both
boys and girls teams playing
Kadoka at Faith, starting with
girls at 3:00 pm.
Larry Rhoden, Gary Cam-
mack, and Dean Wink were in
Pierre on Tuesday for the Gover-
nor's budget address. This helps
legislators see what the budget
looks like for their upcoming ses-
sion and know a little more of
what they have to work with for
the year.
The November Students of the
Month are Beau Austin, grade 5
and Jaysee Jones, grade 2, both
attending Enning/Union Center
School. Beau is the son of Brad
and Missy Austin, and Jaycee is
the daugter of Eric and Chastity
Wednesday, December 12 at
6:00pm is the first rural school
Christmas program. It will be
held at the Opal Hall. Other pro-
grams will be held as follows: Fri-
day, Dec.14 at 6:00 pm is at Atall
School; Monday, Dec.17 at 6:00
pm is at the Hereford Hall;
Wednesday, Dec.19 at 6:00 pm is
at Elm Springs Hall; Thursday,
Dec.20 at 6:00 will be
Enning/Union Center School's
program held at the Central
Meade County Community Cen-
ter. The rural schools are happy
to have Mrs. Delayna (Levin)
Jensen as their music teacher
this year.
Many are nearing the end of a
long spell of cold and flu. Some
are much better, but still not
100%. Teachers and staff have
been putting great emphasis on
washing hands to help hinder the
spread of germs. But, we are still
very dry and in need of moisture.
It seems these bugs can get
around much better in the dry
air. We could use a good rain or
snow at this time in Central
Meade County.
Imagine & More
Faith Mall, Main St., Faith, SD
Dec. 10 open until 8 PM
Last chance hometown
shopping event!!
Stop in for store specials and
Western Jewels, Watkins, Scentsy and more
will also be available!!
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An informational meeting re-
viewing proposed legislation on
oil and gas development, the re-
sult of a Legislative Summer
Study on the issue, was attended
by over 40 interested residents.  A
panel, facilitated by Vaughn
Meyer, consisting of Representa-
tive Betty Olson, Senator Ryan
Maher and SD Department of
Transportation Operations Engi-
neer Tom Horan, gave a brief
presentation and fielded many
Mr. Horan gave an overview of
the highways in the area and
handed out information as to
types of improvements and dates
projects are completed or to be
completed including a map of the
highways in Harding and Perkins
Counties reflecting the various
projects from the year 2000 to
2015. Horan fielded several ques-
tions concerning increased traffic
on highways 85, 73, 75 and 79.
The DOT has a formula based on
the number of accidents per
100,000,000 vehicle miles trav-
eled on that particular highway
as to whether the highway config-
uration would be improved or
changed. According to that for-
mula, Hwy 85 can handle ten
times the current traffic it is ex-
periencing before any lanes would
need to be added except for some
improvements to intersections.
He indicated that the DOT has
many “tools” to improve condi-
tions. Truck traffic on Hwy 85 has
increased by an average of 54 per-
cent since 2001 between White-
wood and the ND state line; Hwy
79, Newell to the ND state line,
increased by less than 1 percent,
Hwy 73 increased by 78 percent
between Hwy 34 and the ND
state line according to traffic
counts by the SD DOT. No stats
were given for Hwy 75.
The DOT tracks traffic and ac-
cident stats on a yearly basis but
works on a three to five year av-
erage. The point was made to him
that perhaps stats in this area
should be reviewed on a shorter
time frame as traffic to the
Bakken development increases.
It was noted that accident stats
for the last 18 months would be
very different than prior years.
Mr. Horan listened carefully and
took notes as various comments
were specific to problems on
Highways 79, 75 and 73, promis-
ing to look into those issues.
Rep. Betty Olson opened the
discussion on proposed legislation
with a brief review of the Legisla-
tive Summer Study, the Oil and
Gas Conference held in Spearfish
that included the states of ND,
WY, MT and SD and the Gover-
nor’s Oil & Gas Development/Pre-
paredness Executive Branch
Work Groups. These all looked at
the impacts of development on
housing, schools, highways, emer-
gency services, safety, law en-
forcement, health services and
any other services that might be
impacted. She and Senator
Maher were on the 15 member
Legislative Summer Study and
they were the only members that
had any knowledge of oil and gas
development in South Dakota.
The other 13 members had an
eye-opening experience when
they visited development in
Harding County and the North
Dakota Bakken field. 
Senator Maher, who also
serves on the Legislative Execu-
tive Council, reviewed the pro-
posed bills put forth by the
Summer Study Committee. Of
the original 17 bills, only eight
will move forward with Commit-
tee approval. They are: 1) Revise
provisions regarding the plugging
and performance bonds for oil and
gas wells; 2) Provide mediation
between mineral developers and
surface owners in disputes over
surface depredation; 3) Provide
funding for unresolved surface
depredation caused by oil and gas
exploration; 4)Require certain
posting of information if hy-
draulic fracture stimulation is
performed; 5) Require mineral de-
velopers give notice to surface
owners before entering the land
(developers already must give no-
tice in Harding County under the
County’s Comprehensive Plan); 6)
Provide for creation of a trust ac-
count for un-locatable mineral in-
terest owners; 7)Revise provisions
relating to the termination of
mineral interests; 8) Provide for
the award of treble damages in
certain surface depredation
cases. He hopes to get half intro-
duced in the House and half in
the Senate. Maher may introduce
one that did not get Committee
approval which concerns land-
owners being compensated for
damages to their land, allowing
annual compensation for lost pro-
ductivity rather than one-time
payment as is currently re-
quired.  North Dakota has annual
payments that are negotiated be-
tween the landowner and the
mineral developer. 
Mark Trechock, a North
Dakota resident dealing with this
issue for the past 20 years and a
regional representative of the
Western Organization of Re-
sources Councils, spoke about
some of the problems being faced
by North Dakota. South Dakota is
in a good position to address these
issues before development be-
comes a larger problem. He noted
that the oil and gas lobby in ND
has become a strong lobby on any
legislation.  He added that in
North Dakota, emergency serv-
ices provided by volunteers, has
not been addressed. Volunteers
are quitting because they need to
work their jobs and live their lives
rather than being constantly
doing emergency service. 
The meeting concluded with
Holly Waddell, a member of
Western Plains Action Group
hosts of the event. She introduced
and thanked Dakota Rural Action
staff, Frank James from Brook-
ings and Sabrina King from
Rapid City, for helping facilitate
this informational meeting. Holly
thanked everyone for coming and
invited folks to support WPAG,
DRA, Maher and Olson in efforts
to get oil and gas legislation
passed in the upcoming 2013 Leg-
islative session.
For more information contact
Sabrina at Sabrina@dako-
tarural.org  or call 605-716-2200
or Frank at 605-697-5204.
Proposed legislation reviewed at Reva Hall
8th grader, Penny Welter …fights to keep the ball away
from the Irrigators last Tuesday.
Photos by Marcia Samuelson
Festival of Trees ... had some beautiful trees and wreaths on
display in the former Frontier Room. The trees and wreaths were auc-
tioned off Monday night, Dec. 3rd, with proceeds going to a local or-
ganization. A wine and cheese tasting was held in conjunction with
the auction. Photo by Loretta Passolt
#21, Kailyn Groves …scores two points with a layup during
the home game against Newell.
December 5, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
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Huron, SD – U.S. Senator Tim
Johnson (D-SD) today brought to-
gether South Dakota agriculture
producers to discuss the need for
Congress to finish work on a new
farm bill. During a meeting with
the South Dakota Farmers
Union, Johnson was presented
with the Golden Triangle Award
for his continued support of South
Dakota’s farmers and ranchers.
“My Senate colleagues and I
have passed a bipartisan farm bill
that would create certainty for
South Dakota’s producers, and
the House has yet to bring a farm
bill to a vote,” said Johnson. “We
only have a few short weeks be-
fore the end of the year. South
Dakota producers and I are again
calling on the House to bring this
critically important bill to the
floor for a vote.”
The five-year, Senate-passed
farm bill provides producers with
long-term certainty. It strength-
ens crop insurance, reauthorizes
livestock disaster assistance and
ends direct payments.  It reduces
the deficit by $23 billion over ten
The failure of the House to
pass a farm bill means the sav-
ings in the Senate bill are not
achieved. This provides no cer-
tainty for producers, and the
country is close to reverting back
to the agriculture policies of the
1940s.  Livestock disaster assis-
tance programs have expired. No
new Conservation Reserve Pro-
gram, Grasslands Reserve Pro-
gram, or Wetlands Reserve
Program contracts can be issued.
The Golden Triangle Award is
the highest honor the organiza-
tion gives lawmakers. Johnson
has received the award 16 other
Johnson brings together South
Dakota ag producers to discuss
importance of passing farm bill
Special weaned calf, yearling and sheep sale
Sale Time: 10 AM
Expecting 1200-1500 calves with 300-400 yearlings & 1500-1700 sheep
Weiss – 85 Angus steers 800#
Timmons – 145 Angus calves 4-550# EH
Williams – 50 Angus heifers 500#
Christman – 60 Angus steers 950-1000#
Flintrock – 75 blk & red steers 800#
Flintrock – 90 blk & red heifers 750-800# (open)
Keckler – 100 blk & red calves
consignment of – 50 blk & Red Angus steers
consignment of – 75 Angus steers & hfrs (open) 850#
Fishhook – 800 wf lambs 75-90# (every ewe lamb in town)
Long – 200 x bred lambs 80#
Kopren – 250 lambs 80-100#
Kopren – 250 lambs 110-135#
Rodgers – 250 lambs 90-110#
NDSU – 100 whether lambs 115#
Vrooman – 25 wf ewes 4-5s bred wf lamb 3-15
More calves and yearlings expected by sale time.
Upcoming Sales:
MOnDay, DECEMBER 17: LaST SaLE OF 2012
MOnDay, DECEMBER 31 nO SaLE (HaPPy nEW yEaR)
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A nice run of bred cows here for our sale on Monday, De-
cember 3. Cows sold on a steady to higher market with a nice
crowd of people in the seats. Weigh-up cows and bulls were
steady to higher with not enough feeder cattle for a test.
Thank you for your business.
D & M Dietterle
40 ....................blk & bldy cows 5s HD............$1575.00
18..........................Angus cows 5s HD............$1525.00
Justin Weiss
29..........................Angus cows 6s HD............$1435.00
John Kari
12 ...................blk & bldy cows SS HD............$1000.00
23.............blk & bldy cows broken HD..............$935.00
Lermeny Ranch
13 ...................blk & bldy cows SS HD..............$960.00
17 ............blk & bldy cows broken HD..............$910.00
Irving Jordan
5 ................................Angus cows 1529 .............$72.00
6 ................................Angus cows 1328 .............$72.00
Lermeny Ranch
3 ................................Angus cows 1387 .............$69.50
Pat Clark
14................................Angus hfrts 912 ...............$92.50
JD Johnson
28 ..............................Angus cows 1374 .............$72.25
Justin Weiss
1 ..................................Angus cow 1460 .............$73.00
Reder Ranch
2..................................baldy cows 1515 .............$71.25
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
or www.faithlivestock.com if you have livestock to sell.
We would be glad to visit with you.
Gary Vance – (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance – (605) 739-5501
OR CELL: 484-7127 OR Max Loughlin – (605) 244-5990 OR
1-605-645-2583 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
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FSA Provides Disaster Assis-
tance for 2011 Crop Losses
The Farm Service Agency is
currently accepting applications
for the Supplemental Revenue
Assistance Payments (SURE)
program on 2011 crop year losses.
This program provides benefits to
producers who have suffered a
loss in total farm revenue due to
production or quality loss. 
To be eligible for SURE, a pro-
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loss of 10% or greater to an eco-
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cnfIons woro wnrmor fhnn nvor-
ngo In Ocfobor, Hof SµrIngs nnd
Ardmoro, bofh In InII !Ivor
counfy. IIsowhoro, fho morcury
foII ns much ns fIvo dogroos boIow
nvorngo. WossIngfon SµrIngs,
Iorosfburg, nnd IInndronu woro
nmong fhoso fhnf roµorfod fho
Inrgosf dIfforoncos from nvorngo.
A fhroo-counfy nron In fho
norfhonsf wns woffor fhnn nvor-
ngo, buf fhnf Is nn nnomnIy from
fho rosf of Soufh Ðnkofn.
"Thoro wns n bIg rnIn ovonf
nround Ocf. 20 nnd 2l fhnf
broughf ovor 3 Inchos of rnIn fo
fho Wobsfor nnd Wnubny nron,"
snId Idwnrds. "Thnf Is fho socond
fImo fhIs yonr whoro Ðny Counfy
rocoIvod much moro rnInfnII fhnn
fho surroundIng nron. Tho ofhor
occurronco wns In JuIy, durIng
fho µonk of fho summor droughf."
Ono µosIfIvo nofo goIng for-
wnrd Is fho uµdnfod cIImnfo ouf-
Iook for Þovombor. Tho Infosf
mnµ, roIonsod Þov. l, µufs norfh-
orn Soufh Ðnkofn In nn nron of
hIghor chnncos of woffor fhnn nv-
orngo condIfIons.
"Thoro hnvo boon n Iof of fIuc-
funfIons fhIs fnII In fho oufIook
mnµs, buf n woffor µnfforn mny
bo soffIIng In, nf Ionsf for fho noxf
couµIo of wooks," snId Idwnrds.
Tho romnInIng fwo-fhIrds of
fho sfnfo Is forocnsf fo hnvo oqunI
chnncos of boIow nvorngo, nbovo
nvorngo, nnd nonr nvorngo µrocIµ-
Tomµornfuro µrojocfIons for
fho noxf monfh nµµonr fo con-
fInuo fho wnrm frond fhnf wo
hnvo soon for mosf of fho yonr. AII
of fho sfnfo Is µrojocfod fo hnvo
hIghor chnncos of wnrmor fhnn
nvorngo fomµornfuros In Þovom-
Idwnrds snys fhoro mny bo
somo shorf-form roIIof of droughf
condIfIons fhIs monfh. Sho ndds
fhnf sho Is IookIng fownrds Þo-
vombor wIfh rosorvod oµfImIsm.
"I'm ovor fho oµfImIsf, buf onch
µnssIng dry monfh Is mnkIng If
moro dIffIcuIf fo kooµ fhnf oµfI-
mIsm," snId Idwnrds.
To Ionrn moro vIsIf ICrow.org.
SfnIrcnso nnd fho CnµIfoI
Climate Update: October 2012 in review and look forward
President Obama wins
PresidentaI eIection
SD voters decide on Amendments
and Initiated Measures
Christmas trees soon to adorn Capitol hallways
Annual display is Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 26
Insfor !ogor Monson nnd fho
congrognfIon of IrnIrIo Homo
Church nonr MnurIno, SÐ InvIfos
you fo como nnd honr John Io-
forson from TIIdon, Þobrnskn
who wIII bo shnrIng fho good nows
of Josus fhrough n gosµoI concorf
on Sundny, Þovombor l8fh, nf
ll:00 n.m. nnd 2:00 µ.m. Thoro
wIII bo n foIIowshIµ dInnor nffor
fho mornIng sorvIco.
TrnvoIIng ns n CosµoI SIngor
nnd IvnngoIIsf hns fnkon John fo
42 sfnfos, JnmnIcn, nnd fho In-
hnmns ovor fho Insf 35
yonrs, whoro ho hns boon
usod of Cod fo fouch
IIvos, shnrIng In churchos
In concorfs nnd rovIvnI
moofIngs nnd mnny ofhor
µIncos nnd for mnny
fyµos of ovonfs.
Tho concorf wIII bo
mndo uµ of n wIdo vnrIofy
of fyµos of songs, hymns,
nnd sµIrIfunI songs, nnd
mnybo ovon jusf n fun
song or fwo. AII ngos wIII
fInd somofhIng fo romom-
bor from fhIs oxµorIonco.
A froo wIII offorIng wIII
bo rocoIvod.
Harvest Fest Concert set
for Prairie Home Church
Vetterans Day Program Retiring of the colors .
Members of the Faith VFW Post and Faith Legion. Pictured are David
Haines, Gary Fisher, Peggy Riley and Walt Gerbracht.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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Wed. publication
The Faith Independent
City of Faith
Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of
Faith, South Dakota met in regular ses-
sion on November 20, 2012 at 5:00 P.M.
in the Community Room of the Commu-
nity Center. Mayor Haines called the
meeting to order, Dupper called roll call,
and Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Al-
Council members present: Riley (ar-
rived at 6:28 PM), Inghram, Nolan (ar-
rived at 5:20 PM), Spencer, Lightfield,
and Hellekson.
Others in attendance were: Gloria
Dupper, Loretta Passolt, Jon Collins,
Patty Hauser, Donn Dupper, and Arlen
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the agenda re-
moving item #13. Motion carried.
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the minutes of
the November 6, 2012 meeting. Motion
The following claims were presented
and read:
Utility Department, Salaries –
$6,929.74; Finance Office, Salaries –
$4,684.38; Police Department,
Salaries – $4,436.36; Bar & Liquor
Store, Salaries – $2,811.03; Janitor,
Salaries – $1,400.23; Ambulance De-
partment, Salaries – $5,892.32; James
Crockford, Landfill Manager – $346.59;
Angela Ostrander, Library Supervisor –
$203.80; Linda Olson, Library Assis-
tant – $829.56; Noma Welter, Library
Sub – $220.60; Debra Henschel, Part
Time Labor – $60.38; Missouri River En-
ergy Services, Supplemental Power,
Member Dues, WAPA – $17,540.45;
Farmers State Bank, Federal Excise
Tax – $363.60; Farmers State Bank, SS
& Withholding – $2,818.79; Combined
Insurance, Supplemental Insurance –
$59.60; BankCard, Collection Fees –
$135.58; Farmers State Bank, Extra
Statement – $3.00; Farmers State Bank,
Paypal-Laptop Charger – $7.99; Farm-
ers State Bank, 911 Surcharge –
$366.25; Lonny's Steak House, Gift Cer-
tificates-Auctioneers – $250.00; Vilas
Pharmacy & Healthcare, Gift Card-Norm
the Water Guy – $50.00; SD State
Treasurer, Sales Tax – $4,922.10; A
Tech, Inc., Supplies – $52.00; AT&T, Pur-
chase of Accts Receivable – $136.04;
CenturyLink, Service Expenses – $5.17;
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Pop –
$325.48; Collins Companies 2011,
Reroofing Com. Center, Public Safety
Bldg – $3,325.00; Dakota Backup, Pro-
fessional Services – $35.00; Dakota
Business Center, Supplies – $80.00;
Delbridge, Ernest, Refund Telephone
Deposit – $75.00; Department of Rev-
enue, Laboratory Services – $13.00;
Faith Independent, Publishing –
$1,153.17; Faith Lumber Company, Sup-
plies – $4,254.45; Farmers Union Oil,
Gasoline – $2,930.06; Fisher Sand &
Gravel Company, Chips – $18,893.01;
Gillin, Shandee, Refund Telephone De-
posit – $75.00; Golden West Technolo-
gies & Internet Sol, Internet Help Desk,
HD Subscriber Count Chg – $2,134.93;
Golden West Telecommunications, Spe-
cial Access – $2,540.40; Governors Inn,
Municipal League Conference –
$160.00; Heartland Paper Company,
Supplies – $59.30; Henschel, Eddie,
Ambulance Laundry – $81.40; Holloway,
Jim, Spraying – $400.00; Ketel,
Thorstenson & Company, Professional
Services – $1,500.00; Larry Ross Con-
struction, Construction on Pump
House – $1,648.00; Lynn's Dakotamart,
Supplies – $81.98; M & D Food Shop,
Gasoline – $593.94; MasTec North
America, Inc., Fiber Project –
$227,612.72; Mid America Computer
Corp., Toll Messages, Cabs Processing
Charge – $718.59; Oak Hill Consulting,
Inc., Consulting – $240.00; Physician's
Claims Company, Ambulance Billing –
$1,312.12; Rick's Auto, LLC, Repair &
Maintenance – $686.50; SD Dept of
Revenue, Food License – $170.00; Ser-
vall Uniform/Linen Co., Mats, Mops,
Fresheners – $705.79; South Dakota
Network, 800 Database Landline –
$18.66; Vilas Pharmacy & Healthcare,
Supplies – $17.58; Westcott Construc-
tion, Boring – $1,142.40.
Voided Farmers State Bank Voucher
for 911 Surcharge for $394.88
Voided Farmers State Bank Voucher
for 911 Surcharge for $416.25
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to approve all claims. Four
yes votes. Motion carried.
The October revenues were
$223,675.47 and the October expendi-
tures were $168,801.21.
Hellekson introduced the following
resolution for its adoption:
nO. 11-20-12-01
WHEREAS the City of
Faith needs to transfer and that
the Finance Officer be author-
ized to transfer funds as of Oc-
tober 31, 2012 in accordance
with the adopted Budget Plan:
630.00.............. from
General to Ambulance Re-
stricted Cash
2,000.00.............. from
Electric to Capital Outlay
250.00.............. from
Water to Capital Outlay
1,000.00.............. from
Sewer to Capital Outlay
6,000.00.............. from
Telephone to Capital Outlay
2,013.62.............. from
Liquor to General
60,000.00.............. from
Electric to General
100,000.00.............. from
Telephone to General
Seconded by Spencer.
Five yes votes. Motion carried.
Inghram introduced the following res-
olution for its adoption:
Resolution no.11-20-12-02
ambulance FUnDS FOR THE
IT RESOLVED, that the City of
Faith establishes capital outlay
accumulation funds for the am-
bulance and change the transfer
from $250.00 a month plus $20
per run to $750.00 a month plus
$20 per run from the ambulance
fund to the ambulance capital
accumulations fund as of De-
cember 2012 and on a monthly
basis in order to prepare for the
purchase of a different ambu-
Seconded by Spencer.
Five yes votes. Motion carried.
Lightfield introduced the following
resolution for its adoption:
WHEREAS the City of Faith
changed the percentages used
for the transfer of lottery money
monthly to Fixed Assets and
Community Development pass-
books as follows:
Fixed Assets – 100%
Community Develop-
ment – 0%
Seconded by Inghram. Five yes
votes. Motion carried.
Supplemental appropriation
Ordinance (2nd Reading):
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Spencer to approve the second read-
ing of Ordinance No. 301: Supplemental
Appropriation Ordinance for 2012. Roll
call vote – five yes votes. Motion carried.
Ordinance no. 301
FISCaL yEaR 2012.” BE IT
Supplemental Appropria-
tion Ordinance of the City of
Faith, South Dakota, for the fis-
cal year 2012 as authorized by
SDCL 9-21-7.
Be it ordained by the City
of Faith that the following sums
are supplementally appropriated
to meet the obligations of the
General Fund
410 General Government
Building – $83,400.00
414 Finance Office –
416 Advertising – $150.00
418 Insurance and
Bonds – $10,200.00
421 Police – $2,400.00
422 Fire – $20,000.00
424 Dispatch – $3,250.00
431 Streets – $45,000.00
453 Golf Course –
454 Swimming Pool –
455 Library – $400.00
465 Economic Opportu-
nity – $1,000.00
Total General Fund –
Enterprise Funds
601-499 Liquor –
602-433 Water –
603-434 Electric –
604-432 Sewer – $250.00
611-481 Telephone –
Total Enterprise Fund –
Total appropriations: –
Funding Source
Grant (Police) –
Transfers from Telephone
Fund – $42,710.00
Transfers from Electric
Fund $41,250.00
Savings – $254,341.00
Insurance Refund for
Storm Damage – $53,516.00
Total Means of Finance:
Committee Meetings:
Department heads met with the
Bucket Digger Truck Discussion:
Donn Dupper will get specifications
on an Altec truck and bring back to the
Water Tower Repair:
McGuire Iron submitted a contract to
repair the water tower that was damaged
during the last storm at $7,500. Inghram
made a motion, seconded by Nolan to
have them do an inspection of the water
tower while they are here, not to exceed
$1500.00. Five yes votes. Motion car-
Festival of Trees:
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Spencer to donate the wine & cheese
for the social during the Festival of
Lake Lease Discussion:
Much discussion was held on chang-
ing the length of the lease and how many
animals can graze the land. The cattle
guards also need to be maintained.
Mayor Haines will talk with Eric Bogue
on changing the lease. Lightfield made a
motion, seconded by Nolan to change
the lease for summer grazing to start the
first of June thru the first of December for
25 pairs or 35 yearlings. Five yes votes.
Motion carried.
Quotes on Mats:
Nolan made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to table until the first meeting
in January. Motion carried.
arrears List:
Council reviewed the arrears list.
Executive Session:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Spencer to retire into executive ses-
sion at 6:27 PM. Motion carried.
Mayor Haines declared the Council
out of executive session at 7:07 PM.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to clean up or tear down neg-
lected or nuisance properties. Five yes
votes. Motion carried.
Nolan made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to adjourn. Motion carried.
Glen Haines, Mayor
Gloria Dupper, Deputy Finance Officer
Published December 5, 2012 for a total
approximate cost of $140.35
Proceedings of the
City of Faith
Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of
Faith, South Dakota met in special ses-
sion on November 26, 2012 at 5:00 P.M.
in the Community Room of the Commu-
nity Center. Mayor Haines called the
meeting to order, Brown called roll call,
and Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Al-
Council members present: Riley, In-
ghram, Nolan, Spencer, Lightfield (5:04
PM), and Hellekson.
Others in attendance were: Debbie
Brown, Donn Dupper, Jon Collins and
Tim Bernstein.
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson, to approve the agenda as
presented. Motion carried.
Purchase of Telephone Equipment:
The City of Faith needs to purchase
some equipment that is used to connect
the fiber. The VA Clinic is connecting a T-
1 at the Faith Clinic and the City is out of
pairs to connect in that area. The fiber
goes right to the Faith Clinic, so that
would be the best way to connect. The
equipment cost that is needed is approx-
imately $ 20,325 and we can purchase it
through Golden West with their distribu-
tor. This equipment will take care of up
to 20 customers and the shelf is capable
to hold 18 cards with 20 slots on each
card. Labor is not included so Golden
West will be billing us that also. Spencer
made a motion, seconded by Riley to
purchase the needed equipment through
Golden West for the fiber connection. All
yes votes. Motion carried.
First Reading of Ordinance no. 302:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Nolan to approve the first reading of
Ordinance No. 302: Supplemental Ap-
propriation Ordinance for 2012. Roll call
vote – all yes votes. Motion carried.
Ordinance no. 302
THE FISCaL yEaR 2012.”
Supplemental Appropria-
tion Ordinance of the City of
Faith, South Dakota, for the fis-
cal year 2012 as authorized by
SDCL 9-21-7.
Be it ordained by the City
of Faith that the following sums
are supplementally appropriated
to meet the obligations of the
Enterprise Funds
611-481 Telephone –
Total Enterprise Fund –
Savings – $25,000.00
Total Means of Finance: –
Durkee Lake Lease:
Discussion was held in regards to the
last motion that was made at the Novem-
ber 20, 2012 meeting. Tim Bernstein felt
he has well taken care of the land and
feels they should keep the lease as it
was. Tim said if he were the one to re-
ceive the bid again, he would care for the
land as he has the last six years. In-
ghram made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to rescind the following motion
from the November 20, 2012 meeting:
(Lightfield made a motion, seconded by
Nolan to change the lease for summer
grazing to start the first of June thru the
first of December for 25 pairs or 35 year-
lings. Five yes votes. Motion carried.)
Motion carried.
Basketball Shooting aide Machine in
The school would like to mount a box
on the wall in the gym at the southwest
end that is a basketball shooting aide
machine. Hellekson made a motion, sec-
onded by Riley to approve the school to
have the box mounted on the wall. Mo-
tion carried.
Nolan made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to adjourn. Motion carried.
Glen Haines, Mayor
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
Published December 5, 2012 for a total
approximate cost of $45.81
December 5, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 11
The Faith
In Town & Dupree
$34.00 + local tax
In County
$34.00 + local tax
Out of County
$39.00 + local tax
Out of State $39.00
PO Box 38 • Faith, SD 57626
Ph: 605-967-2161
FAX 605-967-2160
notify The Faith
Independent of your
change of address before
moving or as quickly as
possible, so as not to
miss a single issue.
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29
Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Tacos – $4.29
Sandwich: Rueben
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Asian – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Cassserole – $4.29
Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
…The Better Choice
Prairie Oasis Mall 605-967-2622
Faith, SD
Dr. Jason M. Haf ner
Dr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
1ST–3Rd WedneSdAYS
OF The MOnTh
ph: 967-2644
910 harmon St
Cell: (605) 441-7465
Fax: (605) 859-2766
Bus. (605) 859-2585 or 1-800-859-5557
101 W. Oak St., PO Box 816
Philip, SD 57567-0816
Chrysler • Dodge Ram • Ford-Lincoln
Faith Community
Health Service
hOURS Mon.–Fri.:
8 a.m.–12; 1 -5 p.m.
After hours
Verna Schad: 964-6114 or
605-365-6593 (cell)
Dusty’s Tire Service
PH: 605-490-8007 – Faith, SD
“Have truck will travel”
For all your on-farm tractor, truck &
machinery tire repairs call Dusty.
Leave a message if no answer
Call anytime 7 days a week!!
I have tubes & most common
tires on hand & can order in any
tire of your choice.
Serving the town of
Faith, SD
Bison, SD
H&H Repair–Jade Hlavka
3 mi. W & 3 mi. N of Howes, SD
Equip. Repair/Maintenance -
Hydraulics - A/C - Tires
Car & Light Truck Tires
Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
Certified Diesel Tech
Dr. Brandace Dietterle
DC Chiropractor
Located in
Imagine and More
Prairie Oasis Mall,
Faith, SD
PH: 415-5935
Imagine And More
Home Furnishings
high Quality ~ Low Cost
Prairie Oasis Mall
Po Box 402 Faith, SD 57626
Mon.–Thurs. 8 aM-6 PM
Bus: 605-967-2562
Krissy Johnson ~ Owner
Ravellette publ. Inc.
We offer a complete commercial
printing service ...
• Business Cards • Letterheads
• envelopes • Brochures
• Office Forms • And More!
The Faith Independent
ph: (605) 967-2161 OR
FAX: 967-2160
e-mail: faithind@faithsd.com
Faith Veterinary
(605) 967-2212
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am-Noon
For the best in critter care!
For all your Real Estate Needs
call Kevin Jensen
1-800-888-1619 or 381-4272
Black Hills land, homes and businesses.
With values and honesty born and bred in Faith,
trust Kevin Jensen to help you
solve your real estate questions.
Kevin Jensen your friend
in real estate
Raben Real Estate, Rapid City
Bogue & Bogue
Law offices
Eric Bogue
Cheryl Laurenz Bogue
416 S Main St., Fai th, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
Available for all
Anniversary - Weddings
Call Diane Fees
605-748-2210 or 2244
have Your
Read here!
Badlands Enterprises
Samuel C. O’Rourke, Sr.
PO Box 1618, Eagle Butte, SD
• Septic Tank Pumping
• Portable Restrooms
• General Contracting
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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is sub-
ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise
“any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or national ori-
gin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimina-
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
1st Tuesday & 3rd Wednesday
of each month
Trips to Rapid City, Sturgis & communities in between
Fares to Rapid City are $25.00
For information or a brochure call (605) 374-3189
or Call 967-2001 to arrange a ride!
NOW IS THE chance to buy a well
established & successful business
in the State Capitol of S.D. The
Longbranch is for SALE (serious
inquires only). Call Russell Spaid
SELOR: McLaughlin, SD - Three
Rivers Mental Health and Chemical
Dependency Center has an imme-
diate opening for a South Dakota
Certified Chemical Dependency
Counselor. Salary DOQ with full
benefit package. Call 605-374-
3862 or e-mail threerivers@sd-
plains.com for an application and
job description.
seeking a Technology Administra-
tor. Apply online at www.pierre.
k 1 2 . s d . u s / e m p l o y m e n t
ployment> or contact the Pierre
School District at 605-773-7300
for more information. EOE.
SELOR: Lemmon, SD - Three
Rivers Mental Health and Chemical
Dependency Center has an imme-
diate opening for a South Dakota
Certified Chemical Dependency
Counselor. Salary DOQ with full
benefit package. Call 605-374-
3862 or e-mail threerivers@sd-
plains.com for an application and
job description.
McLaughlin, SD - Three Rivers
Mental Health and Chemical De-
pendency Center has immediate
openings for a full time Masters
level Therapist (Licensed preferred)
and a Bachelors level Case Man-
ager. Salary DOQ with full benefit
package. Call 605-374-3862 or e-
mail threerivers@sdplains.com for
an application and job description.
GIST ASSISTANT: immediate open-
ing in NW SD, great benefits and
educational cost reimbursement:
contact Cris Owens, Northwest
Area Schools (605)466-2206 Chris-
mon, SD - Three Rivers Mental
Health and Chemical Dependency
Center has an immediate opening
for a full time Masters level Thera-
pist (Licensed preferred). Salary
DOQ with full benefit package. Call
605-374-3862 or e-mail three-
rivers@sdplains.com for an appli-
cation and job description.
winning weekly newspaper in the
heart of the Glacial Lakes area,
seeks fulltime news/sports re-
porter and photographer. Send re-
sume and clips to Reporter &
Farmer, PO Box 30, Webster, SD
57274 or emailsuhrs@reporterand-
NEEDED Refrigerated Division,
join our experienced team of sea-
soned professionals. Terminals in
KS, SD, TN, NM. 2 years OTR ex-
perience. Call 800-796-8200
and hens. Ph: (605) 835-8129.
For Christmas!!! Champion Blood-
lines! Excellent Hunters! Great
Personalities! 605-730-2088.
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classi-
fieds Network to work for you
today! (25 words for $150. Each
additional word $5.) Call this
newspaper or 800-658-3697 for
$1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP.
OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375
mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety
bonus, Call Joe for details,
800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com.
Keffeler Kreations
hWY. 212, Faith, Sd
Open Dec. 10th until 8 PM
Look over our selection of
Longhorn apparel, Jewelry,
“Bling” purses, Poinsettias
& much more
GIFT for everyone on your holi-
day list. Del’s I-90, exit 63, Box
Elder, 605-390-9810. F13-3tp
FOR SALE: 2004 Premier Mac
Don 2952 I self propelled
windrower with 18 foot 922
header and conditioner with dou-
ble swath. Always shedded, low
hours. Extra guards, sickle, all
parts to go with $55000. Nina
Vansickel, 748-2444. F11-tfc
M&B CLEANING is looking for
a full-time or part-time CUSTO-
DIAN to work at the Faith
School. Position is open until
filled. For more information or to
apply please call 605-920-0486.
GROUND to rent in the Faith or
Dupree area. Call 605+290-8494.
Countryside Apartments in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For infor-
mation contact: PRO/Rental
Management 1-800-244-2826 or
1-605-347-3077 Equal Opportu-
nity Housing. F5-tfc
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2
miles south of Maurine, 605-748-
2473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
Open House at the
Faith Community Health Clinic
to welcome Verna Schad back
Dec. 10th, 2-4 PM
Feel free to stop in and
say hi and enjoy some

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